AttributeError: 'WebDriver' object has no attribute 'find_element_by_xpath'

Issue

from selenium import webdriver
import time

test = webdriver.Chrome()
test.get('https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYUmAYYZNtbU8t8MRxwJo-        d1zkmSaEHodJXs78RzoG0yFY2w/viewform')

time.sleep(5)

Name = 'kuch bhi'
last = test.find_element_by_xpath('//*[@id="mG61Hd"]/div[2]/div/div[2]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div/div[1]/input')
last.send_keys(Name)

When i execute the code, I get an error that says,

AttributeError: ‘WebDriver’ object has no attribute ‘find_element_by_xpath’

Solution

Selenium just removed that method in version 4.3.0. See the CHANGES: https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium/blob/a4995e2c096239b42c373f26498a6c9bb4f2b3e7/py/CHANGES

Selenium 4.3.0
* Deprecated find_element_by_* and find_elements_by_* are now removed (#10712)
* Deprecated Opera support has been removed (#10630)
* Fully upgraded from python 2x to 3.7 syntax and features (#10647)
* Added a devtools version fallback mechanism to look for an older version when mismatch occurs (#10749)
* Better support for co-operative multi inheritance by utilising super() throughout
* Improved type hints throughout

You now need to use:

driver.find_element("xpath", '//*[@id="mG61Hd"]/div[2]/div/div[2]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div/div[1]/input')

In your example, you would use:

last = test.find_element("xpath", '//*[@id="mG61Hd"]/div[2]/div/div[2]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div/div[1]/input')

For improved reliability, you should consider using WebDriverWait in combination with element_to_be_clickable.

Answered By – Michael Mintz

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